Try California first. look for a CNA hospital (California Nursing Association). I have worked in many states for many years, now in Florida. I found California to be one of the easiest to gain a licensure, and excellent work environment. One thing you may want to keep in mind....Training...a lot of hospitals will offer you a job. However my advise would be pick the one which offers the most internship and strong training background.
Graduating from nursing school with honors 3.8GPA I thought I would do well upon graduation-BSN...however nusing school only prepares you with the basics. You will learn it is entirely different in the real world...I currently work in an ICU as charge nurse, having left an open-heart recovery unit, and miss open heart....You will, I hope migrate to a speciality and find your calling. If I had not received excellent training upon graduation I feel as though I may have been lost for quite a while.. I hope this helps you as I tend to drag things out
...One last thing...Money is not everything.....